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Publisher Comments:

It is 1157, and a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey has been found with her throat slashed. The people of rural Kent are quick to jump to conclusions: Surely the murderer must be one of the felons released by the new king, Richard Plantagenet, as a sign of his goodness and charity. When King Richard dispatches a soldier of fortune, Josse d'Acquin, to investigate the shockingly brutal crime, Josse understands that his true mission is to absolve the king from blame. But neither the king nor Josse has reckoned with the one person who is determined to find the truth at all costs--the remarkable Abbess of Hawkenlye, who ultimately joins with Josse to uncover the menace lurking behind the orderly facade of life in the convent and the surrounding manors. Fortune Like the Moon not only recreates the violence and beauty of medieval times but introduces a truly wonderful new pair of detectives.

Synopsis:

The Abbess Helewise of Hawkenly--the wisest and most unlikely sleuth since Brother Cadfael--teams up with a canny soldier of fortune in the debut of an irresistible mystery series. "Fortune Like the Moon" recreates the beauty and violence of Medieval times and introduces a wonderful new pair of detectives.

About the Author

Alys Clare lives in Tonbridge, England, in the area where Fortune Like the Moon is set. This is the first in a series of medieval mysteries set in the Weald of Kent.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312261627
Author:
Clare, Alys
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Soldiers of fortune
Subject:
Abbesses, Christian.
Subject:
Kent
Subject:
Helewise, Abbess
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Us
Series:
Hawkenlye Mystery Trilogy
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.48x5.74x.90 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312261627 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Abbess Helewise of Hawkenly--the wisest and most unlikely sleuth since Brother Cadfael--teams up with a canny soldier of fortune in the debut of an irresistible mystery series. "Fortune Like the Moon" recreates the beauty and violence of Medieval times and introduces a wonderful new pair of detectives.
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